This generation of retirees is going to live longer than any in history. Today’s seniors are healthier, more active, and receiving better preventative care than ever before. On top of that, a growing group of scientists are trying to harness technology and modern medicine to slow down the aging process. Experts call the cumulative effect of these changes to life expectancy “the longevity effect.” They project that extending our years of healthy living can have tremendous benefits both to individuals and to society as a whole.
How are you going to get the best, most fulfilling life possible with the money you have once you retire? Many studies have shown that retirees who spend their time and money on experiences are much happier than those who just buy stuff. Charitable giving can be a particularly meaningful way to keep yourself active and put your assets to good use. Just as long as you don’t overdo it. If you’re feeling an increased desire to give back now that you’ve retired, here are some tips on balancing your good intentions with what’s best for you and your family.
It might sound a little crazy but there are many benefits to working even though you no longer need the money for your living or retirement needs. These “retirement workers” have discovered that part-time jobs or volunteer positions allow them to keep a nice pace in life and find a balance among using their talents, enjoying recreation, traveling, and spending time with family. Some of our most ambitious clients even start brand new companies in retirement.
Many people have a complicated relationship with money. Hang-ups carried over from childhood experiences get mixed together with positive and negative experiences from adulthood. Few people ever take the time to reflect on what money really means to them and how they can “get right” with money to make smarter decisions. Take time to answer these 5 questions and you’ll do a better job of living your best life possible with the money you have.
Mission Wealth‘s co-founder and CEO, Seth Streeter, was recently interviewed by Blake Beltram in Wellness Revolutionaries, a new podcast that shines a light on the leaders of the Wellness Revolution – inspiring women and men focused on building a culture of wellness in America.
No matter how thorough our planning is, life inevitably tosses curveballs at us. Often these challenging moments are linked to major life transitions that affect our families, our careers, and our money. Balancing these variables can make arriving at the best decision that much more complicated.
Once the kids are moved out, it’s just you, your spouse, and whatever is still boxed up in extra bedrooms and the basement. Whether you’re looking for joy or just a little less space and stuff to manage, you might be thinking about decluttering and “downsizing” into a smaller home before you retire.
Mission Wealth Founder and CEO, Seth Streeter, was a recent guest on “Conversations With Maria Menounos” with host Maria Menounos. In the podcast “Taking on 2019 + Mindful Investing with Seth Streeter“, Seth teaches us how socially conscious investing can help make us happier and improve our health and relationships without sacrificing return. He also explains the ten dimensions of wealth and empowers us with the tools to connect our finances with our values.
This empty nest transition can be very emotional. And in some cases, like children who stay on your health insurance until age 25, the break isn’t as clean as it used to be. But this change should also be exciting! Here are some tips on how you and your spouse can stay positive and make the most out of all your new free time, all that new space, and hopefully, all that extra money.
Just like a good sailor learns how to maneuver the sails to catch the most wind, aligning what’s most important to you with your financial resources is the key to successful financial planning. So instead of asking yourself if you have enough money, or if you will run out of money, ask yourself a better question: Am I managing my money in a way that’s improving my life?